Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Who knew anyone in the State Department short of Condi Rice had a spine?

Judge wants to question U.S. troops on Iraq deaths:
MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge wants to question three U.S. soldiers as suspects in the death of a Spanish cameraman who was killed when a U.S. tank fired on a hotel housing foreign journalists during the 2003 assault on Baghdad.

"It would be a very, very cold day in hell before that would ever happen," said a State Department official, who asked not to be named.
"I just cannot imagine how any U.S. soldier can be subject to some kind of foreign proceeding for criminal liability when he is in a tank in a war zone as part of an international coalition," the State Department official added.
The best part is the judge, Santiago Pedraz, is willing to come to USA to question them "as suspects for murder and for crimes against the international community." I expect this blog is a "crime against the international community" too. C'mon over, Santiago! You're sure to receive a warm welcome. Hot even.